VOL14 ISS1 2016

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 34 of 67

THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE —TRIAD NC | VOLUME 14—ISSUE 1 33 Kernersville is a favorite destination in between Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The small town has unique attractions and exceptional restaurants. Korner's Folly is a 22-room home (part museum, part fun house) built by the town's founder. For a history lesson, visit the Kernersville Museum located in the historic David Bodenhamer House (known as the Bellamy House), and the 1873 Train Depot. Good food prevails from home-style diners to high- end eateries. Bistro B and Wine Bar serves French, Spanish and American food, and hosts monthly wine dinners. At Giadas Trattoria, Italian "southern style" is on the menu. Don't leave town without trying local pimento cheese at Musten & Crutchfeld or Miss Jenny's Pickles. In Jamestown you can eat at the largest Subway restaurant in the U.S. housed in a furniture store. Subway opened in November at Furnitureland South with more than 6,000 square feet of seating including a private dining area. The popular franchise is owned and operated by Furnitureland South, the largest U.S. furniture store with more than 1.3 million square feet. Dining experiences are eclectic including the fun, beach-like atmosphere of Full Moon Oyster Bar (patrons sit elbow-to-elbow at the bar with oysters, crab and more), Southern Roots fne dining and the Deck at River Twist where local bands play under the stars. Hiking opportunities in the region include Hanging Rock State Park in Stokes County, Pilot Mountain State Park in Surry County and Triad Park between Guilford and Forsyth Counties. If location is important to you, then Thomasville is the place to be. From the mountains to the beaches, great golf and growing hospitals and healthcare communities, Thomasville is close to it all. Thomasville, also known as the "Chair City," is best known for its furniture industry. People come from all over to Thomasville and the High Point area for the quality furniture and the afordable prices. Thomasville was founded in 1852 as a stop along the newly constructed railroad system. It became a well-known whistle stop when presidential hopeful Lyndon B. Johnson stopped at the Big Chair along his campaign route in 1960. The Big Chair was originally erected in 1922 to draw attention to the furniture industry of Thomasville. Thomasville's motto is "From where we sit… you can see it all." With an estimated 12,693 residents and a total area of 10.9 square miles, Lewisville is a small Forsyth County town that's bursting with charm. "Lewisville is a great place to live because of our location," said Cecil Wood, town manager at the Town of Lewisville. "We're adjacent to Winston-Salem, but we're not located in Winston-Salem, so we can take advantage of its amenities. We have a diferent philosophy here. We try to preserve the openness of the community. We want to control our growth to preserve our community." "Lewisville ofers people the opportunity to live in a community that ofers a slower pace of life, a low crime rate, and reduced trafc," he added. "Lewisville is also a very convenient location for commuters. We try really hard to keep good, quality neighborhoods here." Lexington, named after Lexington, Massachusetts, the sight of the frst skirmish of the Revolutionary War, was established in 1775. It is located one hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains and four hours from the beaches of North and South Carolina. The self-proclaimed "Barbecue Capital of the World" has many exciting activities during the year, but the biggest celebration is its Barbecue Festival. Along with the Barbecue Festival, Lexington ofers a bounty of activities all year round. Come see the "Pigs in the City" public art initiative in Uptown Lexington with more than 60 pigs, each decorated with a diferent theme. Advance, which consists of approximately 14 rural routes, is a small, but active, unincorporated community. Advance is also known for its wonderful Christmas Parade that draws many people from the town, as well as from surrounding communities. There are many small towns to choose from when you move to the Triad. Each have their own quiet amenities. Small towns are known for wide open spaces, friendly neighbors who will lend a hand and the simple pleasure of eating an ice cream cone at the local burger shack. These are the places where people congregate to watch the church softball league in the summer and the ffth-grade Christmas pageant in the winter. They remind us that good things often come in small packages. [] SURROUNDING TOWNS

Articles in this issue

view archives of TRIAD NC - VOL14 ISS1 2016